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First Design of National Flag by Sister Nivedita

The first design of Indian Flag was pictured by Sister Nivedita was recently exhibited at the residential of Indian Scientists Acharya Jagadish Chandra Basu. The design which was designed in 1904 has been safely restored for years, said the officials.

The flag was designed in a square shape on a red piece of cloth with an image of Vajra in yellow, stood vertically at the centre of the flag. Additionally, Vande Mataram has written across the centre of the flag, in Bengali.

This design was fist showcased in 1906 at a workshop of the Indian National Congress in Kolkata. Sister Nivedita was a Scots-Irish social worker, author, teacher and a follower of Swami Vivekananda.  She spent her childhood and early days of her youth in Ireland.

From her father, and her college professor, she learned many valuable lessons such as service to mankind is the true service to God. She worked as a school teacher and later also opened a school. She devoted her entire life to the services of India.

Content Source: Hindustan Times

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